We have a dedicated team of celebrants who besides having trained as professional Funeral Celebrants are Priestess/Priest or Sister/Brother to the Goddess and cover areas outside of the Isle of Avalon (we cover areas within a 40 mile radius of Glastonbury). Our new areas include Woodford, Essex, and surrounding areas including Epping, North Weald, Brentwood, Harlow, Wanstead, Chingford, Enfield, Loughton and Chigwell.
Please do check with us, however, if you are outside the areas we already cover as we may well be willing to travel by arrangement.
Here in Avalon we currently work with two firms of independent women undertakers, Wallace & Stuart, based in North Petherton, Somerset, and Divine Ceremony, who serve Bristol, Bath and the surrounding area, but of course we would also welcome any funeral director of your choosing.
Perhaps you would like to have your ashes, or those of a loved one, scattered or buried in a cherished location in the sacred landscape that is Her body, perhaps in Avalon or maybe another place in the UK that you love. We will be happy to receive and scatter or bury ashes on your behalf in most locations where this is legal, with or without your presence at the ceremony we will devise for you (with your input, of course). Why not contact us for more details?
Death Doula Service
Marisa Picardo is also offering a Death Doula service: sometimes called an End of Life companion or a Soul Midwife, this will offer continuing support, comfort and reassurance to allow a dying person to experience the death s/he wants, whether at home or in hospital or hospice. Contact Marisa for more information.
We are actively seeking more celebrants to join us, whether local or elsewhere in the UK. If you are a Goddess-focused Priestess or Priest and a qualified and experienced celebrant, please do contact us for more information. We will also be looking for celebrants in other countries in the future.
- Funeral Planning: if you wish to plan your funeral ahead of time, this is the one for you. We expect to offer a number of ready-made packages and also to allow you to pick and choose from all of our services.
- Home Funerals: a traditional way of families and friends caring for their own loved ones after death, providing a more natural and flexible, not to mention more affordable experience.
- Coffins and Urns: we will offer a number of options, including wicker and cardboard coffins and simple shrouds. Many of these can be decorated by you or by your friends and/or family. We are also talking to local artists about providing beautiful containers for ashes.